NASA opens space station to tourists – for £27,500 a night

Private astronauts will be able to travel to the International Space Station starting next year, NASA has announced.
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Company faked NASA tests and ruined missions worth $700m

A company which manufactured aluminium components for NASA faked test results over 19 years, leading to the destruction of two space missions worth $ 700m (£536m).
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NASA: Threat of Earth-destroying asteroid must be taken seriously

The head of NASA has warned that it is time to take the threat of an Earth-destroying asteroid seriously.
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NASA issues warning about space herpes

NASA has issued a warning about space herpes after a study found the virus was reactivating in crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions.
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Stunning NASA pictures reveal supersonic jet shockwaves

Stunning images captured by physicists at NASA experimenting with a new photographic technology have revealed how supersonic aircraft’s shockwaves move and interact.
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SpaceX astronaut capsule demo for Nasa lifts off

America takes the first step towards launching astronauts from home soil again after a gap of eight years.
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NASA mission to deliver ‘clues to one of science’s greatest mysteries’

NASA has selected a new space mission which will help it understand the origins of the universe.
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NASA to pull plug on Mars rover after 15 years

NASA is to make a final attempt to contact its Opportunity rover on Mars before pulling the plug on the mission after 15 years.
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NASA finds enormous meteorite crater under Greenland ice

NASA has discovered what it believes may be an enormous impact crater from a meteorite strike hidden under Greenland’s ice.
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NASA spacecraft ‘phones home’ after historic journey

An unmanned NASA spacecraft has sent a signal back to Earth after making a successful fly-by past the most distant world ever studied by mankind.
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NASA reveals Mars 2020 rover landing site

After a five-year search NASA has chosen the Jezero Crater as the landing site for its Mars 2020 rover mission.
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NASA video teases return to Moon and flight to Mars

A new video released by NASA has teased the space agency’s return to the Moon and plans to fly beyond it with missions to Mars.
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Aliens? Photoshop? NASA explains mysterious iceberg

A bizarre iceberg has been spotted by NASA scientists – in the shape of a near-perfect rectangle.
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NASA astronaut becomes first to quit for 50 years

One of only a dozen astronauts selected from more than 18,000 applicants to train with NASA has become the first to quit the training programme for 50 years.
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NASA delays launch of ‘touch the sun’ probe

NASA has delayed the launch of a probe which will make a series of unprecedented orbits of the sun.
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NASA announces crew for commercial spaceships

NASA has named the crew of astronauts tasked with reviving America’s prowess in extraterrestrial travel.
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NASA spacecraft swings by moon, snaps 200,000 stars

NASA’s new planet-hunting spacecraft has successfully completed a flyby around the moon – snapping a photograph revealing more than 200,000 stars along the way.
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NASA plans to send mini-helicopter to Mars

NASA plans to send a small, unmanned helicopter to Mars that could boost our understanding of the Red Planet.
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NASA launches mission to investigate Mars

NASA has launched a mission to Mars which, if successful, may help reveal the planet’s internal secrets and suggest if it was ever habitable.
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NASA spacecraft begins search for new planets

NASA’s Tess spacecraft has blasted off from Earth in a search for new planets that could support life.
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NASA: Jupiter’s atmosphere moves like Earth’s

NASA scientists have been studying Jupiter as a way of understanding a curious atmospheric cycle on Earth which repeats every 28 months.
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Google helps NASA discover an eighth planet

NASA has identified another solar system with as many planets as ours, announcing this week the discovery of an eighth planet circling the Kepler-90 star.
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NASA discovery of water on Mars was actually sand

An announcement by NASA in 2015 that liquid water had been found on Mars was premature, according to new research.
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NASA asteroid probe slingshots round Earth

NASA scientists used a slingshot manoeuvre around the Earth in their mission to land a spacecraft on an asteroid.
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NASA responds to job application from boy, 9

A nine-year-old boy received an encouraging response from NASA after he applied for the role of planetary protection officer.
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NASA to fly spacecraft over giant Jupiter storm

NASA is preparing to fly its Juno spacecraft over a huge storm which has been raging on Jupiter for up to 350 years.
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NASA Refutes Claim that Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP ‘Healing’ Stickers Share Properties with Space Suits

Gwyneth Paltrow‘s Goop has gotten a lot of criticism for its unconventional ideas – vagina steaming, over-the-top gift guides, and a $ 15,000 24-carat gold vibrator to name a few – and now the lifestyle brand is drawing fire from NASA for their claim that wearable “healing” stickers are made from the same material found in space suits.

The Goop website says the Body Vibes stickers “rebalance the energy frequency in our bodies” and “fill in the deficiencies in your reserves, creating a calming effect, smoothing out both physical tension and anxiety.” And claimed (in a statement that’s since been taken down) that the $ 160-per-10-pack stickers are “made with the same conductive carbon material NASA uses to line space suits so they can monitor an astronaut’s vitals during wear.”

But a spokesperson for NASA tells PEOPLE that they “do not line their spacesuits with conductive carbon material.”

Gizmodo also reported that Mark Shelhamer, former chief scientist at NASA’s human research division said, “What a load of BS,” when referring to the Body Vibes stickers.

“Not only is the whole premise like snake oil, the logic doesn’t even hold up,” he added. “If they promote healing, why do they leave marks on the skin when they are removed?” (Goop noted that if “you’ve got an event coming up,” to use caution since the stickers did leave marks on “a few Goop staffers” who wore them for the prescribed three-day period.)

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In response, Goop issued the following statement to PEOPLE:

“As we have always explained, advice and recommendations included on goop are not formal endorsements and the opinions expressed by the experts and companies we profile do not necessarily represent the views of goop. Our content is meant to highlight unique products and offerings, find open-minded alternatives, and encourage conversation. We constantly strive to improve our site for our readers, and are continuing to improve our processes for evaluating the products and companies featured. Based on the statement from NASA, we’ve gone back to the company to inquire about the claim and removed the claim from our site until we get additional verification.”

But Paltrow has taken the criticism about the site’s wellness views in stride before – she even spoofed her recent Goop Wellness Summit. 

 


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NASA renames probe that will fly into sun

NASA has announced a new name for its mission to fly a spacecraft directly into the sun’s atmosphere.
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Apple Permit Reveals Self-Driving Car Testers With NASA Experience

Apple’s plan for autonomous vehicles calls for putting more-senior engineers in all of its cars than some of its rivals are using for road tests, a move that suggests the company is still in the early phases of testing its technology.
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Review: ‘Hidden Figures’ Honors 3 Black Women Who Helped NASA Soar

The women, part of the giant step for mankind, have their stories told in this movie directed by Theodore Melfi.
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Inside the International Space Station (ISS): NASA Command and Data Handling (CDH) Astronaut Training Manual

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Learn about the International Space Station (ISS) from the textbooks used by the astronauts! These astronaut and flight controller training manuals, produced by the Mission Operations Directorate (Space Flight Training Division branch) at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, represent a major part of the formal flight crew training process. The manuals and workbooks are extremely detailed and comprehensive, and are designed for self-study. A full listing of all acronyms and abbreviations used in the text is included. They provide a superb way to learn about Station systems, hardware, and operational procedures. Special emphasis on crew interaction with the displays, controls, and hardware is included. This up-to-date training manual covers the (ISS) Command and Data Handling (CDH) System. It details the fundamentals of CDH including basic architecture, hardware, and software. These topics are covered from the Station level down to the Orbital Replaceable Unit (ORU) level, with a special emphasis being placed on the Portable Computer System (PCS), and Operations Local Area Network (Ops LAN) including the Station Support Computers (SSCs). The PCS and SSC are the primary crew interfaces onboard the Station. Because this manual is a teaching tool, each subsection provides a list of objectives that should be concentrated on during reading. The International Space Station (ISS) Command and Data Handling System (CDH) provides the hardware and software primarily used to collect data from onboard systems and payloads; processes that data with various types of software; and distributes commands to the right equipment. This system is primarily composed of computers called Multiplexers/Demultiplexers (MDMs), data buses, and payload network components. There are a total of 44 MDMs onboard the ISS at Assembly Complete. The MDMs exchange data and commands in a hierarchical structure referred to as tiers, using a U.S. Military Standard 1553B architecture to communicate on the data buses. The

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Since the founding of the Dryden Flight Research Center History Office in 1996, its staff has conducted nearly a hundred interviews with retired and serving employees. Their recollections represent a unique resource in understanding the development of aerospace technology in the second half of the 20th century. Their personal experiences, insights, and opinions allow the reader to gain an understanding into what it was actually like to have been involved with some of the milestone events in aerospace history. These interviews have been edited and assembled into this monograph, so that a wider audience can also share in their experiences.This study covers the early years of what eventually became the Dryden Flight Research Center. It spans the period between the arrival of Walter Williams and the first group of NACA engineers at Muroc in 1946, and ends with the establishment of NASA in 1958. This timeframe encompasses the breaking of the sound barrier, the pivotal inertial coupling research, the first use of computer simulations, the transformation of the NACA facility from a pair of old hangars into a state-of-the-art research center, and the dawn of the space age. These events took place against the background of the end of World War II, the start of the Cold War, and the twin technological revolutions of jet propulsion and supersonic flight. They are told by the people who participated in these events, in their own words.The foundations of the Dryden Flight Research Center date back more than a half century, to a time when aviation faced revolutionary technical changes. When the first NACA contingent arrived in September 1946, they found the Muroc Army Air Field to be an isolated and barren outpost. The post-war demobilization had left the hastily constructed base facilities in a poor state of repair. Palmdale and Lancaster in the late 1940s were rough desert towns lacking many of the conveniences to which the new arrivals from Langley (and their spouses) had been

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NASA Responds To Beyonce’s Use Of Challenger Audio

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — NASA officials say the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster “should never be trivialized” in response to a new song from Beyonce that features an audio sample recorded just after the craft exploded on takeoff in 1986, killing all seven crewmembers.

The space agency issued the statement late Tuesday after the pop star began to receive criticism from Challenger families and others for using the short sample that includes the words “major malfunction” as an allusion to a failed relationship. “The Challenger accident is an important part of our history; a tragic reminder that space exploration is risky and should never be trivialized,” said the statement from Lauren B. Worley, NASA’s press secretary. “NASA works every day to honor the legacy of our fallen astronauts as we carry out our mission to reach for new heights and explore the universe.”

NASA’s response came after Beyonce explained the use of the short snippet in a statement to ABC News Tuesday that stopped short of an apology. The sample appears at the beginning of her song “XO” from her new self-titled album.

Among those critical of the sample was June Scobee Rodgers, widow of Challenger commander Dick Scobee. She told ABC in a statement that she was disappointed and described the use of the sample as “emotionally difficult.”

“My heart goes out to the families of those lost in the Challenger disaster,” Beyonce’s statement said. “The song ‘XO’ was recorded with the sincerest intention to help heal those who have lost loved ones and to remind us that unexpected things happen, so love and appreciate every minute that you have with those who mean the most to you. The songwriters included the audio in tribute to the unselfish work of the Challenger crew with hope that they will never be forgotten.”

Beyonce released her new self-titled “visual album” earlier this month that included 14 songs and 17 videos. Much of the initial discussion about the album had to do with its surprise release and platinum sales until the reaction to the Challenger sample began to circulate.

“XO” is about a failing relationship and taking the time to appreciate what one has in the moment because life changes.

Beyonce’s publicist did not return messages left Tuesday by The Associated Press.
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